I have been using Proactive products for over 4 years now. It’s a great product, but I find it only works efficiently for 4-5 months, then my skin gets used to it. So I have to change products for 2-3 months, then go back to using Proactive. I was getting sick of this cycle and I found that it was really drying out my skin.
My sister is really into natural and paraben free products and she came up with a solution for me: sea salt and baking soda scrub. It’s literally the best face scrub I’ve ever used (cheaper too!) and you aren’t putting any harsh chemicals on your skin. It’s a great exfoliant, and depending on your skin type, you can add certain things to it to cater to your specific problem.
I use the scrub twice a day (right when I wake up, and before I got to sleep) and put moisturizer on straight after. I can see such a change in my skin.
– 1/4 cup coarse sea salt
– 1 tbls baking soda
If my skin is feeling dry, I would add some honey to it. This scrub also double as a face mask if you add avocado and/or soaked oats. If you chose to do this, add 1/4 cup of avocado to the mix and/or 1/4 cup soaked oats. Leave it on for 20-30 minutes, and when you rinse it off, make sure to scrub your face before to get the full effect.